HINDU EARTH ETHICS & CLIMATE ACTION

Yale University, February 9th, 2019 ● 10AM - 4.30PM

The time for climate action

During this time of climate crisis, community-led environmental activism is a necessary and powerful force, especially activism rooted in faith traditions. Hindu environmental ethics and activism is being shaped by young people and community leaders as much as it is by the academy. Today, Hindu-Americans from all walks of life are making meaning, reclaiming identities, and shaping powerful activism, applying dharma to the critical issues facing us all.

Join us on February 9th, 2019 at Yale University for an intercollegiate conference exploring the intersection between Hinduism and ecology. Hindu Earth Ethics and Climate Action will feature students, activists, and scholars sharing how Hindu traditions shape their environmental thought, followed by a conversation on the practice of Hindu environmental activism here in North America.

The conference is free to attend and open to students, scholars and practitioners. A lunch is provided for all participants.

This conference is sponsored and organised by: The Bhumi Project, Hindu American Foundation, Yale University Chaplain’s Office, Princeton University Hindu Life Program, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Grounded, Yale Graduate Conference on Religion and Ecology

Speakers

Chris Fici

Chris Fici

Union Theological Seminary

Maya Prabhu

Maya Prabhu

Yale Institute for Global Health

Varshini Prakash

Varshini Prakash

The Sunrise Movement

Vijah Ramjattan

Vijah Ramjattan

United Madrassi Association

Narayan Subramanian

Narayan Subramanian

Columbia Law School and Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs

Miraj U. Desai, PhD

Miraj U. Desai, PhD

Instructor, Yale University School of Medicine

Gopal D. Patel

Gopal D. Patel

Director, The Bhumi Project

Vineet Chander

Vineet Chander

Coordinator for Hindu Life, Princeton University

Asha Shipman

Asha Shipman

Director of Hindu Life, Yale University

Shephali Patel

Shephali Patel

Farmer; GreenFaith Fellow

Mat McDermott

Mat McDermott

Director of Communications, Hindu American Foundation

John Grim

John Grim

Co-founder and co-director of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

Mary-Evelyn Tucker

Mary-Evelyn Tucker

Co-founder and co-director of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

For information and enquires, please contact:

info@bhumiproject.org

The Bhumi Shukta Dialogues, an initiative of the Bhumi Project, convenes gatherings to discuss approaches to environmental care and action.